Quilting Fun


While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

200th Post!

Thow confetti!!

Blow up some balloons!!

Have a piece of cake!!

Make a toast and sip champagne!!

Heck, let's go all out and have some fireworks, too!!

Well, maybe that's just a bit of overkill, but I'm really stoked to realize that this is my 200th blog entry. For a 'chatty cathy' like myself, it was relatively easy. Blathering on about quilting seems to come quite naturally for me. So glad to have all you wonderful readers along for the ride. I've come to be very chummy with a few of you. Several are real life friends, others cyber friends. I appreciate all readers and commenters.

Big doings around here!! DH has left me for a week! I took him to his sister's on Thursday night. Yesterday, Friday, he and Kellie (sister) got on one of these:

And their plane did have a dolphin on it. They ended up here:

In Seattle where they were met by their father, Jim, and their brother, Mike. Jim and Mike had driven cross country on a 2-week long sightseeing tour. The four of them coordinated the trips to meet in Seattle yesterday so that today they could board this today:

Yessiree, they are taking a week-long cruise to Alaska. Won't they have a grand time? At the ship, they are going to meet yet another brother, Eric, and his wife Lisa, her parents Jerry and Marlus, and long-time friends of Jim's, Ed and Liz. So there are 10, total, in their group. I am so glad they are getting a chance to do it.

Since I'm staying here to mind the homefront, I intend to get a number of jobs accomplished in Kevin's absence. I've got plans to clean out and rearrange 2 or 3 of my kitchen cabinets, finish my Blue Portugal quilt top, help DD Emma finish her 4-H project, and straighten up my sewing room. Those are the top priority items. I hope to get a lot of smaller tasks taken care of, too.

So post number 201, hopefully, will be my showing you a finished quilt top of Blue Portugal. Go on with your celebrating. I'm headed out to the grocery, then I'm going to enjoy this absolutely gorgeous summer day!

4 comments:

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love it when I have the house to myself so I can putter to my heart's content. Be sure to have some fun for yourself in between the list of jobs you've mentioned!

QuiltSue said...

Congrats on your 200th.

When we worked my DH used to be away sometimes, and so did I and we each enjoyed having the house to ourselves from time to time. Now we're both home all the time and I have to confess that I do miss those home-alone periods.

BilboWaggins said...

Congratulations on #200.

My DH has worked away a great deal during the last 20 years and as Sue knows, I am a Bad, Wicked, Woman and just loving having the house to myself, only my own schedule to keep, and only myself to answer to. The minute he comes home the house seems trashed as he leaves stuff everywhere and I wonder just how it will be when he eventually retires and is here all the time .... eeeek.

Lori said...

Sometimes it is nice to have the house to yourself. Looks like hubby is going to have a great time!
Congrats on 200 posts.